Tripod Mounts

The Nested Tripod is intended to form a stable, free-standing mount for the Cyclapse camera housing and solar panel. The Cyclapse housing is held high enough to look over parapet walls of most flat-roofed buildings, and serve as a mount for places that have no existing mounting structure.

  • Freestanding
  • Lightweight
  • Rigid
  • Easily transported when disassembled
  • Circular plates prevent the ends of the poles from scratching or digging into a surface, such as roofing material.
  • Anchor with sandbags, rubble, stakes, ice screws, etc.


Poles are made from 3/4” EMT (electrical conduit). This is a welded steel tube, galvanized for rust protection, as are the round steel plates on the base. The ends have been painted with rust preventative spray paint, but some rusting is unavoidable in the field.

The ball-heads, screws and nuts are all 300 series stainless steel. The ball-heads are welded to the pipe using stainless alloy 309.

The Nested Tripod should be stable for years in all outdoor environments. Operation on sea shores, while certainly possible, may cause additional concern for corrosion.


ProductHousing MountSolar Panel Mount
#000920 Nested Tripod ball only ball only
#000930 Nested Tripod with Cyclapse and Solar Panel Mounts
#000934 Vertical Tripod, Single Ball ball only
#000935 Vertical Tripod, with Cyclapse Mount